A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national network of lawyers help injury Claimants across the country to retain more of their compensation.

Whether you are based in Kilmacolm or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors will take on your claim and we will always set up a medical assessment at a centre near you .

Do I have a personal injury claim?

If you were injured in the last three years and another party was to blame, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim.

Eligibility to claim

Personal injury claims should, in most cases, be made within 3 years of an injury.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with an illness or medical condition such as repetitive strain injuries may still be eligible for compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In such cases, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that is considered.

In order to win a Kilmacolm personal injury case, it must be proven that the Defendant owed you a duty of care, that this duty of care was breached by the Defendant, and the breach was the cause of your injury.

The solicitor will discuss each of these issues and will look at how they apply in your case.

How much can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of criteria. Our compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could get for your injuries, lost earnings and any other losses.

Work accident claims in Kilmacolm

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has assisted Claimants injured at work, from kitchen workers to it consultants, to claim compensation.

See: Work injury claims

Road traffic accident claims in Kilmacolm

Cars involved in a road accident

Road traffic accidents involving all vehicles in Kilmacolm are common. Officially reported accident data shows a total of 150 accidents (138 slight accidents, 12 serious accidents and fatal accidents) in 2013 in Inverclyde local authority district. By 2014 the total had increased to 186.

Quittance's panel of skilled no win, no fee solicitors are experienced in achieving the highest awards for Claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Kilmacolm.

See: Road accident claims

Other claims

Clinical negligence in Kilmacolm

When someone suffers injury or illness as the result of the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been injured by medical negligence, our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the trust or private hospital liable for your injury.

If you are just looking for a formal account of what went wrong instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to make a formal complaint against NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, you can contact West Glasgow Hospital, Dalnair Street, Glasgow.

See: Medical negligence compensation

Industrial disease

Injury solicitors can help with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that include anything from respiratory diseases to benzene poisoning.

See: Industrial disease compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Official statistics indicate that employee slips and trips are the most prevalent accident at work. Slips and trips are sometimes the precursor to injuries incorrectly attributed to other causes e.g. being hit by a runaway vehicle, a fall from height or a lake drowning accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as facial scarring happening on spillages are also quite prevalent with dislodged paving slab trips having occurred recently.

Serious injury experts in Kilmacolm

Courts understand that a serious injury can have a life-changing impact on an injured person. Quittance's team work hard for compensation for major injuries, including reimbursement for the cost of ongoing treatment and care.

See: Serious injury compensation

Kilmacolm No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Kilmacolm and across the UK.

See: No win, no fee compensation.

Meet the team

The national panel of Quittance solicitors take on all types of compensation claims in Kilmacolm, from fast track claims to serious road injury claims. Chosen for their track record in recovering compensation, our lawyers have years of experience handling injury claims.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor

What experience do Quittance solicitors have of winning claims in Kilmacolm?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of expert personal injury solicitors dedicated to helping people in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

Our solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout Renfrewshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, from injuries sustained from a fall at work to cycling accidents.

Local medical centres, convenient home appointments (if required) and experienced claims specialists, make our claims process as clear and straightforward as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer for your accident

Choosing a suitable legal expert to assist you is a crucial step towards successfully claiming the most compensation for your accident.

With some 31 offices within a 25 radius of Kilmacolm, what is the best way to ensure you instruct the best one for your specific circumstances?

Look into Kilmacolm personal injury solicitor reviews

Service levels offered by lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Reviews can certainly be instructive when trying to decide which solicitor to work with.

Read more Quittance reviews

Do you need a local lawyer ?

Going for a local firm is not particularly critical as cases are conducted by phone and email.

It is however necessary to choose a law firm that offers a national network as Claimants will almost always need to attend a medical exam.

Read more - Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

The difference in the amount of personal injury success fees and insurance premiums between different firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is enormous.

For instance the amount of financial compensation retained by a successful Claimant accepting a settlement of ?31,086 for loss of hearing in one ear can range from ?18,652 to ?26,423.

Additional reading Compare solicitors quotes

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Howard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and has specialised in personal injury for over 25 years. He is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a recognised Law Society Personal Injury Panel expert.

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